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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 17th Jul 2018, 20:30
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Glad to see this thread still alive and kicking.

I've recently done my online assessment (no news yet...??) and am expecting to have sim assessment in October in or near LGW (anyone else here going?). I have had some excellent contact and info from current and past pilots at FZ (both CPT's and F/O's) and I am hoping I get a shot at it. Currently still flying Corporate (Captain on 5 jets...current on only one now) and would just love knowing where I am and when. I think I could do with a break from the mental place that is now the UK (Brexit....EASA mess.....tax on the up....inflation up....standard of living down...cost of living UP UP UP!!!!).

Keep the chat and questions going....loads of great info
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 18:47
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Nowadays the company prefers to hire only B738 type-rated candidates with a 1000hrs on the B737NG, not the best time to join
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 03:24
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Originally Posted by the737capt View Post
Nowadays the company prefers to hire only B738 type-rated candidates with a 1000hrs on the B737NG, not the best time to join
Iím sure they would! But beggars canít be choosers and Iím not convinced that there is a plethora of 738NG aviators bashing the door down to get in. With the expansion plans that are in place we are going to be recruiting for the next few years. I would imagine with at least turboprop time and a keen/willing mentality, things could/should happen for you here in time.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 10:53
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Which direction

hello to everybody,
basically here to ask if is there any difference if iím going to attend the assesment trhough Aviation CV or better directly with Flydubai?
thanks for the information
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 01:05
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Originally Posted by the737capt View Post
Nowadays the company prefers to hire only B738 type-rated candidates with a 1000hrs on the B737NG, not the best time to join
Not True. We were 10 in the group exercice and 4 passed the sim evaluation successfully. All TR 737 and 777 guys were out.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 19:23
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I see the non type rated position still on the website. Is it ongoing?
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 22:25
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I passed online assessment. Sadly...the Gatwick assessment has just been binned. Been invited down to Dubai to do it in Nov or Dec. Bit of a pain in the ass. Anyone know what "operational needs" caused the change? I'd buggered about a lot to make my dates at Gatwick work
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 22:27
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Originally Posted by Battle Star Galatica View Post
I see the non type rated position still on the website. Is it ongoing?
Yup....they want plenty of pilots...!
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 23:23
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Originally Posted by Triple Nickel 8 Ball View Post
Yup....they want plenty of pilots...!
The website seems is not accepting any applications. May be its a glitch.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 04:10
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From what I know, some guys who got the job offer earlier this year, are told that no start date are available before October/November. Couple of trainers are leaving these days...could be one reason?
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 09:19
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Originally Posted by matr72 View Post
From what I know, some guys who got the job offer earlier this year, are told that no start date are available before October/November. Couple of trainers are leaving these days...could be one reason?
This makes sense re the "trainers" leaving. They binned the October session in October (which was annoying for me, as I had juggled some aircraft maintenance and down time so that I could attend!!). They are now saying I can go for assessment in Nov/Dec.......but in DXB
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 10:19
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Welcome to the Middle East and in FZ , I hope you will enjoy the ride that's only the start….
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 11:46
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Originally Posted by dubaigong View Post
Welcome to the Middle East and in FZ , I hope you will enjoy the ride that's only the startÖ.
Who...? Me?
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 14:14
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Not specifically , everybody that wants to join should be ready to live with those kind of changes , even after joining.
We have had recently second officers flying 2 or 3 days a month and on stanby for the rest of the time…
So just be ready to adapt to the Middle East philosophy which " take it or leave it "
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Old 29th Jul 2018, 21:49
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One suspects FZ might imminently be short of at least one Captain, wherein the Dubai 'brand' doesn't like bad publicity... it's very likely his 'resignation' will be waiting for him, assuming he even bothers to return to DXB.

Dubai bound flight delayed after pilot caught drunk
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 04:12
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I think the best move, for him,would just be to run as fast as possible away from Dubai.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 04:28
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Everything will be fine Inshallah….
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 05:05
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dubaigong... and speaking of the 'religion of peace', the named Captain's FB page profile says (and I quote) that he's a 'Proud Muslim'. Well you really couldn't make it up and hypocrisy, much!
Of course hindsight would suggest that he should have gone 'sick', especially so as it happened in Kathmandu; a place where faeces adorns the streets, and thus it'd be totally believable to have a dose of the squits.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 09:02
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Their selection process recently had major backlash as they inducted new women to conduct HR interview process, I asked one of them if she has any HR qualification and the response was 'We don't need it since i was cabin crew'. This is ridiculous! to say the least. I wonder if anyone in their HR department has the right qualification.
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 09:52
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captcak: For pilot recruitment? You mean like having some experienced pilots actually asking some questions?... are you having a laugh?! Besides, they can't spare any pilots for this important task because they're so short of them just now (what with them all leaving and / or not joining). And good god man, surely everybody know that HR are world experts in, well, everything! That said, one would imagine that an inflated ego wrt to ones abilities, along with an Honours Degree (or, better yet, a Doctorate) in HeadWobbling must be a pre-requiste?
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